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1947 - First Session of the Commission of the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women first met at Lake Success, New York, in February 1947. At that session, all of the 15 government representatives were women – giving the Commission the unique character it was going to maintain throughout its history by gathering a majority of women delegates.


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India's participation in the economic, social and humanitarian activities of the United Nations is active and lively. Begum Hamid Ali, a pioneer in the field of women's emancipation in India, represents her country on the UN Commission on the Status of Women.


Photo Date: February 12th, 1947


Photo Credit: UN Photo


Photo Number (NICA): 292364

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Taken on February 12, 1947